Supporting Effective Service-Learning in a Digital World


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Supporting Effective Service-Learning in a Digital World

  1. 1. Supporting Effective Service-Learning in a Digital World
  2. 2. the landscape
  3. 3. I’d rather text.
  4. 4. “Social media is a universenot a set of tools” - John Haydon Image:"Forest fires arent spreadby influential trees.” - Duncan Watts
  5. 5. Social Media integrates technology, social interaction and content, transforming people from content consumers into content producers.Image: Isn’t this also the goal of civic engagement?
  6. 6. 2/3 of the global population visit social networking sites2+ billion YouTube videos are viewed a day65+ million tweets a day
  7. 7. More than 147 million subscribers in the U.S. –over 45% of the Population
  8. 8. Things you can do starting tomorrow assess & evaluate map gather data collaborate
  9. 9. time sequences | locations | ideas | eventsUseful Resource: “10 tips to craft a photo essay” by Leonard Goh,3800004921,62053636,00.htm
  10. 10. video or audiofirst person voicedocument process & - comfort of interviewee outcomes - be sincere - be conversational - open-ended questions - listen (The phone just records; it doesn’t listen.)
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  12. 12. Image:
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  16. 16. 1. Text message framework that manages data collection using basic mobile phones 2. Can present information on the Internet as soon as it is received 3. Not constrained to any particular kind of mobile device 4. End users don’t need to install any software on their phone 5. Free, but requires a little technical knowledge to set up
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  18. 18. Geo-Historian Project, Kent State University
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  20. 20. Others?
  21. 21. Want to develop your own smartphone apps?
  22. 22. DYI App Inventor for Android
  23. 23. Service-learningin online courses
  24. 24. Sixty-three percent of all reporting institutions said that online learning was a critical part of their institution’s long term strategy. Over 5.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2009 term; an increase of nearly one million students over the number reported the previous year. The twenty-one percent growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the less than two percent growth of the overall higher education student population. Nearly thirty percent of higher education students now take at least one course online.
  25. 25. October 31, 2010"Online Learning: By the Numbers""Faculty Views About Online Learning"
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  27. 27. Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education 1. encourages contact between students and faculty, 2. develops reciprocity and cooperation among students, 3. encourages active learning, 4. gives prompt feedback, 5. emphasizes time on task, 6. communicates high expectations, and 7. respects diverse talents and ways of learning.American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation (Formerly AAHE)
  28. 28. International Service-Learning Learning from/with students from everywhereServe rural/remote communitiesCommunities without collegesPartner with a small town or towns for a common frameof reference Partner with a national or international organization on coordinated or long-term projects (Red Cross, United Way, . . . )
  29. 29. Group projects rather than individual student serviceCreating a collaborative productCommunity Based ResearchNo more fictional case studiesTry starting here to orient students to community-focused learning97% of community colleges deliver online courses2 + 2, collaborative service projects with 4-yr. institutions
  30. 30. John Hamerlinck john@mncampuscompact.orgThank you 320-308-4271for yourtime. Web Blogs Twitter Facebook YouTube